The legendary Yamaha RX 100, with its distinct exhaust note, can still be seen cruising around town. The immense popularity of this bike compelled Yamaha to reintroduce the RX moniker with the Saluto RX 110, though it never achieved a respectable sales figure.
This typical Yamaha RX 100 has a completely restored body as well as some aftermarket additions for added functionality and eye-catching looks. This customization is estimated to cost Rs 55,000, according to the modifier (excluding the donor bike). ‘Durga Spray Painting Works’ customised the RX100 Gunmetal Grey Edition for a client in Khammam, Telangana.
The Yamaha RX 100 Gunmetal Grey Edition has dual projector bulbs and a round LED DRL tube housed in a matte black headlight casing. For a striking appearance, the modified motorcycle has chrome/black alloy wheels, an impressive belly pan, and a raised design.
The fuel tank is Gunmetal Grey with black pinstripes and Yamaha branding, while the side panels are the same shade with RX 100 branding. The motorcycle now has an all-new seat with enough room for two riders. To maintain the originality, the majority of the engine’s moving parts were retained from the original model, and no front disc brake was added.
The Yamaha RX 100 is powered by a 98cc, single-cylinder, two-stroke engine that produces 11BHP at 7500 rpm and 10.4Nm at 6500 rpm. This puts the RX 100’s power-to-weight ratio on par with the performance spec-150cc bikes available in India. The bike’s engine is coupled to a four-speed transmission.
The RX 100’s claimed top speed is 100kmph. The motorcycle was manufactured between 1985 and 1996, when the government enacted strict emission laws that prohibited the sale of two-stroke motorcycles in India.